A crochet handsome devil makes his debut

With three spooky crochet heads from the Mr. Bone Headz Pop Off head crochet collection under my belt, I had just two left to make. Not sure which head I should make next, I consulted with the heads I had already made, and with their help, I determined that I would next try my hand at making the “handsome devil” head.

With his three compatriots cheering me on:

Three crochet heads for Mr. Bone Headz
Three spooky crochet heads

I got to work.

This particular head is a mix of straightforward work coupled with a lot of detail, and while the details are time consuming, they are very much worth it.

Using a 3.5 mm hook and Red Heart Super Saver cherry yarn, I made my way, round after round and in short order the head was nearly done.

But a handsome devil requires more than a head. He needs eyes, a nose, a mouth, a goatee, eyebrows, ears, and a couple of horns. Then, once all of the features are crocheted, they need to be attached, and whatever else is left needs to be embroidered!

So I dug deep, found some longer scraps of black and orange yarn to make the features, and resumed my work. One episode of Perry Mason later, all of the pieces were crocheted. After yet another episode of Perry Mason all of the features were embroidered and appliqu├ęd, and the fourth head was ready to make its debut.

After looking over the photos, the devil decided that this one showed him off to his best advantage:

the crochet handsome devil in profile
The devil poses in profile

While, I thought that in order to fully appreciate him in all of his crochet magnificence, a full length photo was required:

The crochet devil in his workshop
The crochet devil gets down to work

Aimee Borst’s crochet skeletons have been a lot more rewarding than I had expected, and with four heads done and one to go for Mr. Bone Headz, I will continue forward, one stitch at a time.